In this edition of Speaker Spotlights, we talk to UT's Karen Kocher on developments in Interactive Storytelling, and how her session will address them. Also, we will learn a little more about the recently announced host of Startup Alley Fastball Speed Pitches, Jacob Soboroff.
Karen Kocher (Watershed Productions) on Storytelling Devices in Interactive Documentary
Tell us a little about your session.
I am interested in how makers of interactive documentaries can engage their viewers into a more in-depth experience. I have observed that once people get past the flashy interface, they don't spend more than a minute or two looking at a project.
As documentary makers, we are looking for our audience to consider a topic in-depth and perhaps even want to influence public opinion. So, what “cinematic” and ”digimatic” devices do current interactive documentaries use and how can we do it better?
I want to come away with renewed energy, excitement and inspiration for my next production.What are you most looking forward to at SXSW Film 2013?
I am looking forward to seeing projects that are really using digital tools in unique ways. I know I won't be disappointed!
Jacob Soboroff, host, HuffPost Live - Startup Alley Fastball Speed Pitches
What are you hoping to get out of SXSW?
Looking forward to helping folks from top-to-bottom in the entertainment industry and beyond connect at this new, fast-paced and fun SXSW event.What are you most looking forward to at SXSW Film 2013?
Meeting people! Seeing films! Eating! And hanging, obviously.Tell us a random fact (or two!) about yourself.
I was a part-time personal aide to Mike Bloomberg in his first years as mayor and co-hosted a reality show produced by Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines on NBC called "School Pride" that was just like "Extreme Makeover," but for schools.